Which means now I must find a job and stuff. But that’s a story for another post.
Here’s what I managed to get through during May, the month of final exams, graduation prep, and the best Japanese book I’ve ever read.
きょうの猫村さん is a silly manga about a talking cat who works around the house and helps the family out. It’s one of those slice-of-life manga, but I really enjoyed it and will look for part two once I get a chance to get to Book-Off. It’s just very silly and puts you in a good mood.
ダーリンは外国人 with BABY is part of the long series of ダーリンは外国人 stories. They finally have a kid and go through all the stuff that having a kid with a foreigner in Japan entails. I personally like this series, but I didn’t enjoy this volume as much as the previous titles. Still worth a read if you like the series.
And now I get to talk about レベル7, by far my favorite Japanese book. This book is amazing. It is a mystery thriller with two intertwining storylines. One involves two people who wake up in a strange apartment with no memory of what happened. They find strange things around the house, including a gun, bloody fabric, and waaay too much money. The other involves a girl who goes missing, leaving behind a note that says “Once I reach level 7, I can’t come back” or something to that effect when roughly translated from my memory. The developments of each story were well-paced, and it was never boring, despite being over 600 pages. I HIGHLY recommend this to any mystery fans. With this title, 宮部みゆき has sky-rocketed to the top of my author list.